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Yakutat Community Health Center NEWSLETTER

Updated: Feb 2, 2022


"Asking you to give me rights implies that they are yours to give. Instead, I must demand that you stop trying to deny me the rights all people deserve." -Elizabeth Peratrovich.

Alaskan Native of the Lukaax̱. ádi clan of the Tlingit nation, set Alaska on the path of ensuring that every man, woman, and child is afforded equal opportunity and protection from discrimination. February 16th, Elizabeth Peratrovich Day.


New year, new achievements!

YTT/YCHC purchased a property to solve problems such as lodging for incoming providers and lack of office space for the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe.

"The Jacobson Building" Project

Both, the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe and the Yakutat Community Health Center were in need of additional space.

The first floor of this three-story structure, will be designated as YTT office space, second and third floor will provide housing options for incoming YCHC providers.


Get To Know Our Team!

Yakutat Community Health Center Employee Spotlight.

Get to know our YCHC Team!

We would love to introduce you to (pictures from left to right) Garrett James (HR), Kyla Phillips (RN-Case Manager) and Richard McCoy (Registered Nurse Practitioner).


Upcoming Wellness Activities

Healthy Meal Prep Class

"Save money & eat well"

February 16th, 17th, & 18th from 6pm-7:30pm. | Elementary School Kitchen.

Join us for one of the 3 Meal Prep Class sessions!

Youth Basketball Camp

Our goal is to enhance your child's basketball skills, in a fun & positive environment.

Monday February 21st-Friday 25th

Time: 1st- 4th grade 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

5th- 12th grade 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Place: Yakutat School's Gym

Please bring: Gym shoes, gym clothes and water.

Adult Paint & Sip Class

Valentine's Day Adult Night Out!

Saturday February 12th | 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Elementary School Gym

16 adults Max-18 & up

Sparkling Apple Cider, Charcuterie Boards & Chocolate Covered Strawberries will be served

Contact Melissa James @ to sign up

Youth Valentine's Day Workshop

Saturday February 12th | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM


Elementary School Gym

Contact Melissa James @ to sign up

To See Full Wellness Schedule, please visit our new Wellness site:


Introduction to our new Patient Experience Department

YCHC now has a Patient Experience department with two full-time staff. We would like to introduce Lina Allen, Patient Experience and Quality Improvement Coordinator and Kristy Supsook, Patient Advocate.

Lina is responsible for ensuring Yakutat patients have a positive experience when accessing services at YCHC. We have a new survey (QR code below) where your feedback after an appointment is particularly valuable.

Please know we welcome any feedback, anytime. If you would like to provide feedback not related to a health center visit, please call Lina at 907-314-2345 or email Your feedback will be consistently utilized for improvement efforts.


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